Feb 15 2007

The Other Penalties at Daytona

I just realized I did not post anything about the other penalties that Nascar has handed out this week at Daytona, so this is just a quick post for that. In all four crew chiefs were suspended, 5 counting Waltrip’s, fines of $150,000, $250,000 counting Waltrip’s, and 150 driver and car owner points, 250 counting Waltrip’s. This has to be the biggest week of fines and penalties Nascar has ever had.

Evernham Motorsports took the biggest hit as its lead car, the No. 9 Dodge of driver Kasey Kahne, lost its team director, Kenny Francis, for four races beginning with Sunday’s Daytona 500; Kahne was docked 50 driver points and owner Ray Evernham 50 owner points.

Kahne’s teammates, Elliott Sadler (No. 19) and Scott Riggs (No. 10) lost their team directors, Josh Browne and Rodney Childers, respectively, for two races apiece; Sadler and Riggs will lose 25 driver points each, and owners Evernham (19) and James Rocco (10) will be docked 25 owner points following the Daytona 500.

Roush Racing’s No. 17 Ford team for driver Matt Kenseth was hit with an equivalent penalty as Kahne’s — with both infractions involving “air improperly ducted into the car,” according to NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton.

Kenseth’s crew chief Robbie Reiser will serve a four-race suspension and he was assessed a $50,000 fine. Kenseth will lose 50 driver points and owner Jack Roush 50 owner points. source: Reiser, Francis hit with four-race suspensions

Certainly is exciting down in Daytona this week, I wonder who will be fined for post race inspections at Daytona next week?

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